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“Medieval (and Other) Myths of Love” Concert Program
Friday, June 1, 2012

A concert by UCLA Sounds “‘If Music Be the Food of Love...’ Songs for and about Lovers”.

  • Place: Powell Library Rotunda
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Advance registration is not required.
  • Fee: None
  • Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use the Self Pay Parking in UCLA Lots 2, 3, and 4. Please visit the UCLA Parking website for more information and maps.

 


 

“Medieval (and Other) Myths of Love”
Saturday, June 2, 2012

A symposium organized by Professor Joseph Nagy (English, UCLA) in conjunction with the GE30 Freshman Cluster class "Neverending Stories":

9:30 Welcoming Remarks, Joseph Nagy (English, UCLA)

9:45 Massimo Ciavolella (Italian and Comparative Literature, UCLA) — “De Amore Heroico: The Diseases of Love in Medieval Medical Thought” (Chair: Joseph Nagy)

10:45 Break

11:00 Paper Session 1

Wayne Bass (Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) — “Love and Celibacy in Ancient Indian Buddhism”

Elizabeth Thornton (Indo-European Studies, UCLA) — “Sacrificer’s Nymph: Urvashi, Pururavas and the ‘Seduced Ascetic’ Motif”

Malcolm Harris (English, UCLA) — “At First Blush: Unsightly Love in Culhwch and Olwen

Katherine McLoone (Comparative Literature, UCLA) — “True Lovers and Strange Capers: Orfeo and Eurydice in the Wilderness”

1:00 PM Break

2:00 Dafydd Johnston (Director, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies) “Romantic Love and Eroticism in the Poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym” (Chair: Laura Pierson, English, UCLA)

3:00 Paper Session 2

Anna Pagé (Indo-European Studies, UCLA) — “Violent Love in Medieval Celtic Literature”

Chip Robinson (Scandinavian, UCLA) — “Loving the Troll Woman in Medieval Icelandic Legendary Sagas”

4:00 Break

4:15 Paper Session 3

Heather Sottong (Italian, UCLA) — “Conflicting Conceptions of Love: Dante vs. Petrarch”

Sara Burdorff (English, UCLA) — “Furies, Furor, and Romantic Failings in Virgil’s Aeneid

James Schultz (Germanic Languages, UCLA) — “Tristan, Isolde, and the Potion: A Great Refusal”

5:45 Concluding Remarks, Gregory Kendrick (History, UCLA)

Download the symposium schedule as a PDF (560k)

  • Place: Royce 314
  • Advance registration is not required. Please sign the attendance sheet at the door.
  • Fee: None
  • Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use the Self Pay Parking in UCLA Lots 2, 3, and 4. Please visit the UCLA Parking website for more information and maps.

 


 

Spring Quarter Ends
June 15, 2012

 

 

 

 

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